Pelicans return to New Orleans with planned events for NOLA fans
Posted on 4/19/2018 6:33:00 AM.
The Pelicans are rolling back into New Orleans up 2-0 in their first round playoff series against the Trailblazers, after a suffocating defense sucked the life out of Portland’s star duo of CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard.  Pelicans Senior Vice President of Sales, Mike Stanfield says New Orleans’ stars are putting on a clinic. 

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New Orleans Pelicans, Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis, Mannie Fresh

Entergy to pass savings from federal tax reform to customers
Posted on 4/18/2018 3:13:00 PM.

Entergy has announced that the tax savings from the federal tax reform bill will be passed back to customers starting in May. The savings will be implanted in two stages through September. 
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Entergy, Louisiana, Phillip May, tax reform

Democratic Caucus against $648 million cuts to higher education and healthcare
Posted on 4/18/2018 12:16:00 PM.
The Democratic Caucus is pushing back against a budget that will be discussed Thursday on the House Floor that includes $648-million in cuts to higher education and healthcare.  Caucus Chairman Robert Johnson (pictured) says the budget discriminates against Democratic constituencies, while funding projects in Republican areas of the state.

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Democratic Caucus, budget cuts, Robert Johnson, Pat Smith

House bill will let parish voters decide whether to allow fantasy sports gaming
Posted on 4/18/2018 11:29:00 AM.
The full House has approved legislation that gives residents a chance to vote on whether fantasy sports betting should be legal in their parish. The bill’s author, River Ridge Representative Kirk Talbot, explained to the rest of the House how the fantasy sports games work.

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fantasy footaball, fan duel, draft kings, Kirk Talbot

Statewide Uber one step closer to reality
Posted on 4/18/2018 11:27:00 AM.

On a 97-1 vote, the House passed legislation that would permit companies like Uber to operate across the state, without needing to make local agreements. The bill, by Speaker Taylor Barras, would bring Louisiana in line with the vast majority of other state’s rideshare regulations. Barras says it’s a big benefit with a small price tag.
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Uber, Lyft, Louisiana, regular session, legislation, Taylor Barras

New Orleans Pelicans beat Portland Cavaliers to lead series by two wins and zero losses
Posted on 4/18/2018 10:42:00 AM.
The Pelicans return to New Orleans with a two games to nothing series lead over Portland after a 111 to 102 victory last night.  Jrue Holiday scored a career playoff-high 33 points. And on the defensive end, Holiday held Damian Lillard to 17 points. Head Coach Alvin Gentry says Holiday has been playing at a high level for a while.

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New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Cavaliers, basketball

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